Sunday, February 01, 2009
Blogging about Blogging
The only blogs I have written were part of three separate Spark team challenges, complete with well thought out prompts, so there was no question about topic. After I wrote and posted them, I sincerely hoped that there would be no more writing challenges for at least, oh, another six months! LOL So when another blogging challenge appeared, I really surprised myself by signing on because it involves blogging for 7 days in a row! Now that I've committed myself, I'm panicking about what to write about for 7 consecutive blog entries.
I donít blog because, as with many personal projects, I take a painfully long time to complete a task, over-analyzing, never being satisfied with results, drawing the process out so that nothing gets done. Secondly writing doesnít come easily to me. Thirdly, what in the world do I blog about? How do I sift through all the different experiences that have made up my life so far, select the most exciting or unusual ones and present them in an interesting way? And then Iím thinking, Sue, you really worry and analyze and think things to death! Just stop, calm down and try to get some ideas. So here are some of the ideas Iím mulling over:
1) The battle with daily weighing, how it worked for me at one time, then became a hindrance to my progress.
2) How will I handle the trauma of becoming an empty-nester, but that phase of my life won't take place for another 5 or 6 years from now.
3) Share how my DH was the true motivation behind my choosing a healthier way of life. Definite food for thought.
4) Describe the last visit with my mother in hospice before she passed away, but I don't think I'm ready yet to revisit that very sad episode in my life.
5) Talk about how much my hubby and I really adore drinking our wine and pray that people will not think we're a couple of winos! LOL
6) Perhaps vent a little about how hard it is to stay on a lifestyle-changing maintenance plan. But at the same time, explain how crucial it is to continue living this new and healthy way.
Well, hopefully I don't end up reeling off a random jumble of thoughts over the coming week. Hopefully thoughts and words will fall seamlessly into place and sound relatively coherent. Perhaps I will end up enjoying the whole blogging experience and make it a regular activity, either out of a need to reflect and share or maybe just to spruce up my writing skills!